Re: Turn off the wind!
- Subject: Re: Turn off the wind!
- From: Zemuly <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 15:19:52 -0500
The weather here was ideal over the long weekend. It's supposed to
remain that way until rain is predicted for Thursday. I have no
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On May 28, 2013, at 1:35 PM, "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412 CS/SCOSI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We're having yet another wind event, this office is in a manufactured
> building and it's creaking and groaning all around me. They're saying
> gusts up to 70mph. I am so tired of wind. I don't even know if there's
> more or less than previous years, I just know I'd really like it to
> stop. There's dust everywhere inside, sand piles up in corners outside,
> my patio plants are tattered...argh. Someone turn off the fan please.
> I meant to get the roses deadheaded this weekend but that didn't happen,
> I lost momentum after stepping on a gopher snake in the garage. I think
> most of you are Facebook friends so you can read about it if you haven't
> already. I'm really glad we have never seen a rattler at my house. My
> friend at work asked where was my husband in all this? Well, he was
> loafing in the air chair in the backyard. After I shooed the snake out I
> walked back there, all frazzled, and he looks up and says "Was that you
> screaming?". I love him dearly but that was definitely a husband Fail.
> Went into the vegetable garden Monday morning and the biggest tomato
> plant - 3 feet tall - was completely wilted. A gopher came up
> underneath, ate all the roots and six inches of the stem. In 20+ years
> of gardening I have never seen that. They do a lot of damage but never
> tomatoes! Husband set a trap and got him, I dug up a volunteer tomato
> out of a spot I haven't weeded yet and replanted, but I don't know if
> replanting was worth it or not. So far we've dispatched six rabbits,
> eight ground squirrels and five gophers and it's not even June. It's
> just astonishing how much damage the critters are doing this year, we
> are just not used to needing so much protection. I lost all the lettuce,
> most of the peas, half the beans, all the cilantro, four tomato plants
> so far; I've given up weeding near the melons, cucumbers and zucchini
> hoping the critters will not be able to find the plants among the weeds.
> On the plus side the corn looks pretty good and there are still 14
> tomato plants left. Picked the first zucchini on Sunday too. I haven't
> pulled back the row cover over the peppers but I peeked and they seem
> okay, I'll need to get in there to weed soon.
> I'm still looking for the perfect irrigation setup. I have been using
> that leaky hose, but it only lasts a couple years and isn't cheap. So I
> bought drip tape, which also was expensive but is supposed to last
> longer, and that didn't work at all. It puts out so little water that I
> had to run the sprinkler timers at the max time - 99 minutes - and even
> that wasn't enough. Decided it wasn't worth buying another controller
> to add watering times so I'm back to leaky hose. But now it's developing
> large holes where the critters are biting it trying to get water.
> Sigh...gonna be one of those years.
> I went riding twice this weekend, that was fun although the wind makes
> it rather gritty. I was so pleased with my horse River on Monday, our
> ride included a tunnel under the road. I got him last year but somehow
> we haven't tried a tunnel before. I didn't know what he would do and was
> anticipating a struggle, most horses don't like it. But he pricked up
> his ears and zipped through like he'd done it a million times, actually
> trying to get in front of the other horses to go through. I'm guessing
> he had very pleasant experiences in past either with tunnels or
> something like that, a dark barn passageway maybe, and at the end was
> his home or a treat. I'll have to try him with the tunnel under the
> freeway near us, it's much longer.
> Hope everyone's doing okay, no flooding or tornadoes.
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- Turn off the wind!
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